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for that. have a good weekend. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. today was a day in politics for conservatives to let their freak flag fly. the values voters summit, the first post primary win d.c. appearance for would be sarah palin 2.0 christine o'donnell, plus a window opening wide on to the gay people can be cured activism of ms. o'donnell. all that coming up this hour. plus a piece of tape that convulsed "the rachel maddow show" newsroom today for an entire hour and left us all unable to work, talk or in some cases breathe like humans are supposed to breathe. that's all coming up over the course of this friday night show. but we begin with what will be the deciding factor in this year's elections. the one issue that is most likely to determine which party controls congress next year. for all there is to love and hate and obsess about in politics, the determinative truth looming over any predictions about elections is that in the end, the economy basically determines what happens on election day. bad economy, party in charge loses. add that to the ot
. thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. we begin tonight with what they said could never be done. they said that wedge issues only wedge one way. if you are a democratic politician, if you've got a culture warrior opponent, you essentially just have to take it. they can win points with their base for being super antiabortion, super antigay and all the rest but there is no way that you as a liberal, you as a democrat can raise those issues from the other side. sorry. you just can't do it. don't bother. you can campaign against reproductive rights. republicans have made an art form of that in recent years but you can't campaign for reproductive rights. that just can't be done. this is how the culture war has settled out over the past decade or so. campaign all you want against all sorts of civil libertarian issues. you can campaign against gay people. you can campaign against religious freedom for anyone who is not your particular brand of christian. you can campaign against reproductive rights. but you can't campaign for these things. that's the common wisdom. they s
for staying with us for the next really busy hour. we are starting tonight with an exclusive report. an exclusive report about politics and retaliation. and a politician who was supposed to be a rising star in the republican party, apparently running on fear. fear of exposure. it starts with the issue of illegal immigration. you can tell by the sheer volume of anti-immigrant politicking in the country right now, the illegal immigration problem must really be exploding. that is true if by exploding you mean that it is down 67%. the pugh hispanic center which is widely considered to be the most authoritative source of numbers has release ad new report saying in the last decade, the number illegal immigrants sgroogs the united states has dropped by two-thirds. so the sudden up take in yelling about illegal immigration, blaming immigrants for everything from obama being elected to swine flu to kidnapping the lindenberg baby, that's not happening because illegal immigration is getting worse. it is actually getting better. the up take in immigration stuff is not really about immigration a
the child of the rapist. if your opponent has used that extreme, throw out the conventional wisdom. you can run against somebody on that basis. it can be done. >> common forms of birth control illegal. >> it is ridiculous. >> i cannot believe that 2010 they want to limit access to birth control. >> if this is reaching so far into people's private lives. >> who is he to make that choice? >> he does not belong in my family planning. >> they said it couldn't be done. it can be done. republican senate candidate also remember of forcing women to bear the rapist's child. >>. >> on a response. who says a teenage rape victim should be forced to have the baby? sharon angle, just too extreme. >> one other of these ads. this is a democrat dan seals in going after his opponent, robert dole on the same issue. >> this is for dan seals? newspapers call him independent, impressive. who's behind him? a group that opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest, and the 2-party said that is behind. >> what bad example means for democrats running. get hit in that ad, does not actually have an anti-choice recor
. >> again, thank you for telling the world about kyler and us, too. >> thank you so much for having me. >> that's september 7th the 2,786th day since president bush declared mission in iraq. and the 141st day of the deepwater horizon disaster in the gulf. i'm keith olbermann. good night and good luck. and now to discuss why republicans aren't endorsing other republicans ladies and gentlemen here is rachel maddow. good evening. >>> thank you. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. happy day after labor day, everybody. as the day after labor day, today is officially two things. it is the first day on which it is no longer okay to wear white. i'm talking to you. yes, i can see you. it's also this. >> unofficial end of summer means the 2010 campaign season is now in full swing. >> campaign season kicking into high gear today with the arrival of labor day. >> labor day typically marks the unofficial kickoff of the mid-term campaign season. >> labor day of course signals the official start of the campaign season. >> welcome to the beginning of the fall campaign seas
>>> thank you. and thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. happy day after labor day, everybody. as the day after labor day, today is officially two things. it is the first day on which it is no longer okay to wear white. i'm talking to you. yes, i can see you. it's also this. >> unofficial end of summer means the 2010 campaign season is now in full swing. >> campaign season kicking into high gear today with the arrival of labor day. >> labor day typically marks the unofficial kickoff of the mid-term campaign season. >> labor day of course signals the official start of the campaign season. >> welcome to the beginning of official start of the campaign season. >> welcome to the beginning of tough campaign season. >> it is always true in any election in the matter what else has happened all year long, a labor day in with a day after your day is when everybody agrees that the campaign season is in top gear. this is not one of those things because this is the wisdom that is not true. all you have to do to verify its look at the president's schedule to know that the campaig
, chuck could have lynn. one of governor brewer's visors. and he will us tonight, explicitly, that the brewer campaign had advertised with kpho in the past but they decided to stop doing so as a result of the quote credibility of the journalism on that network. asked if that was a reference to the investigative journalism that has been done on that network about jan brewer, mr. could have lynn acknowledged that it was. to be clear, jan brewer's campaign inform us in no uncertain terms that they advertise on the other two net fwhorks phoenix but they decided to stop advertising on the cbs station because of them investigating governor brewer. that comes directly from governor brewer's campaign. asked specifically if governor brewer herself was involved in that decision, in the decision to stop advertising on kpho as retaliation for the their investigations into the governor, her campaign manager will us that miss brewer is clued into everything they do there. he told us, quote, absolutely. it is her campaign. in addition to ending its advertisements in retaliation for that com
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